The teachers wanted to make some type of project using the engineering design process and design thinking. We came up with the idea of making a box that the students could personalize and take home at the end of the unit.
As part of the interview, the students asked the adults to think about a symbol that would represent a part of their parent's and grandparent's life. The students picked 3 symbols and made a 2x2 inch pencil drawings of each one.
Then in the Lab, we scanned each symbol, cut & pasted them to an Inkscape template and laser cut the box pieces. The students glued the boxes together and had a great keepsake to take home.